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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-30
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Polarizer
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Joe's Favourites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-04 1:48
Viewed: 3829
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another shot i've taken in my yard. Now that fall well within its terms, the leaes of the vines are simply amazing in terms of the colors and patterns they can take/posses.

However, i would like to try something new:
Please, use your imagination and tell me what you see here. It would be a lot more fun and interesting for me, too, than just receive a "good shot" critique.

To "break the ice", i'll go first:
Remember the film or the video from Pink Floyd's "The Wall"? That scene when those big hammers are marching?
Well...it's very similar to that, only these are scythes with their blades showing "in the distance" and their handler in the same 3D plan - and therefore only the first one visible.
How's that for an imagination :)
Well anyway...that's one way of looking at it.
I'm very curious to see what other people can come up with :)


EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filter: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol.
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Bias: -0.66
F-Stop: f/13
ISO: 400
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 4 PM
Weather conditions: overcast

PaulH, peter_stoeckl, joey, Heaven, vanderschelden, Alex99, anel, JoseMiguel, Jamesp, Argus, uleko, eqshannon, earthtraveler, SelenE, cataclysta, marhowie, Adanac has marked this note useful
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To marhowie: 5AM? are you ok?horia 3 11-16 11:54
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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-04 1:35]
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HI Horia,
Another great abstract shot, pin sharp detail and great colours. Personally i can't help but see an aerial shot of a river delta with it's flood plains from space, tributaries running off and the green patches the fertilzed areas along their banks. But maybe thats just me...
Great stuff though, keep them coming.

Hello Horia,
very creative, inspiring, poetical, and clear.
An eye-catcher from the thumbnail, that made me read "Romania" and made me think of a view of a lush subtropical river delta seen from an airplane.
Very refreshing, very well made, turning an everyday observation into something very special. A winner!
Thank you! My best regards from rainy Vienna,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-04 1:58]
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Wow! This is definately oone of my favourite abstract shots on TN. In fact, I'm going to have to add this to my favourites theme... it is so good!
I definately see a patchwork of farmland and fields, seen from a plane, with a luminescent river, green with pesticides, running across it!
+++ The sharpness and detail is amazing and conserved by the excellent clarity.
Vibrent colours and great lighting to show them off.
--- Nothing :D
A great capture Horia!
Keep snapping.


Hello Horia
A well taken shot as always.
I see reptile skin..Im not sure of what reptile but if you can see marching scythes then im sure you will allow me purely and simply reptile skin!!
A good idea again Horia and a break from the norm.
All the Best

Hi Horia!

I like your very artistic picture, mainly because of the abstract aspect. The composition with the diagonals and the colors are superb! It's perfectly sharp and shows a lot of details.

Well seen, well done!

Kind regards


Hello Horia,
Another brick in the wall...? Not really as the artist composed 'his song' very well:-)
Shouldn't you contact Pink Floyd for copyright issues or better do the opposite: "hey guys, have a cover for your new album!";-)
Did an autumn walk in the forest yesterday(with camera of course), a bit with your images in mind; the colours, structures, patterns are really amazing and sometimes beautiness can be found in little things...
Well done

Hi Horia, Stunning shot expertly taken too. This would make a great print in the right setting. Very well done..

hello horia,
very well seen and captured, the colours are beautiful. sharp image with good details, i liked the texture and the natural colour shades , good framimg too, for the imagination part it looks a bit like our green fields here when viewed from the window of the flight.

Hello Horia,
This is a strange pattern captured in this leaf!
Don't think I have seen anything quite like it, and the photo job is well done with fine natural colours and sharp fine details!
Pablo -

Hi Horia.
I am very glad that you have shared this amazing picture. I have something similar shot (taking at magnification ratio 2:1) but I do nor dare to post it. Very creative subject and wonderful colour pattern. It is clear that details are superb too. Cropping, framing and composition are excellent. Thanks a lot and heart wishes. Perfect job. It would be interesting to capture this leaf by Sigma 700-300 and compare them.

P.S. My macro lens (100 mm) has very slow but very exact auto focus. Because of it hunts very seldom (if you know how use it) I usually focus quickly. I often use AF and only when it works badly I help it manually. In any case should know the character of own equipment and it will be work for you perfectly. You understand me, I am sure, because of your using of your compact camera is cool (as well as the new camera).

Hi Horia,

I like a lot this macro, I can see time acting on this leaf.



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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-04 5:15]

Hello Horia,
These close-ups on tiny details of nature are amazingly a door open on imagination and possible interptretations. Excellent framing showing natural art with excellent balance of colours and shapes. Well seen, Horia

Hi Horia
Very nice artistic photo of nature.

What concerns my imagination - I see Amazonian rain forest from above (of course I haven't seen it in real life). The light green are rivers - one big, let's say - Amazon river the smaller ones - its tributaries. Dark green are forests and brown are the places where the froest was cut and turned into fields.

Hope you like the explanation

Oh boy... you don't ask for much do you?! I do see a wonderful abstract pattern with gorgeous color. The thumbnail certainly doesn't do it justice. I like this one lots!

Salut Horia,
Vad ca esti din ce in ce mai atras de fotografia abstracta.Imaginea de fata este si ea o reusita. Ca si interpretare ce pot sa zic,seamana foarte mult cu un bazin hidrografic, portiunile mai verzi cu luncile raurilor, iar petele maro cu ceva forme de relief mai inalte . Asta imi vine acum in minte, probabil si pentru ca de vreo saptamana lucrez pe o harta in arc GIS.
Felicitari si ce sa-ti urez, o zi cu soare sa poti sa iesi "la joaca" cu aparatul.

Merci si tfs


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-04 11:05]

Hi Horia, what a nice picture. You want to know what we see? Well, I see some embroidered canvas, mostly on the left side, below. It is such a beautiful pattern. I love macro for what it gets you to see. Bravo.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-04 11:48]

Hola Horia,
perfecto trabajo,
textura y sensacionales detalles
foco estupendo y color,

Hi Horia,

Interesting pictures with strong colours, texture and patterns. Nice natural abstract shot.

Kind regards,


Hi Horia,
Good shot! jejejeje
It was a good idea to look close at the leave.
The result is so artistic and beautiful.
The colours/patterns seen are so vivid and interesting ones to look at.
To me resembles an illustration technique that consist to paint with a chlorine solution that brighten the colours, and is like if were applied along the nerves of the leaf.
A very creative presentation!
Best regards,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-04 22:55]

Hi Horia

Excellent macro abstract - great colours and detail :)


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-05 6:12]

Hello Horia,
This is an abstract macro capture to fire the imagination!
The first that comes to my mind, like to most of us, is an areal view of Amazonas, but it can also be applied as a design for batik dyeing, with the darker green flowing a little into the lighter.
Nice food for thought!
Thanks and best wishes, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-05 6:31]

Hello Horia,
This is very beautiful! To me it looks like a view taken from a satellite of a river in the rainforest that's suffering from eutrophication and is covered by algae. Along the arms there are lines of lush forest with brown patches where the local people have little plots for growing their food.
It's very refreshing to see a bit of "abstract" photography now and then! Well done!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

What a fun game...I must be too tired this AM. My brain is on rest mode...but if I must..I see a strange form of green lightning..bolting downwards and yet because of its being green and not quite the same it leaves a mystery around which to build a story...which come to think of it,,,is just what you asked:-) Art and patterns in energy are called Wu-li in Chinese. This means patterns of organic energy. It is a basic concept of some Buddhist beliefs..


Hi Horia,
I see dark green tree tops, light green grassy valleys, streams running into the main river, and rocky brown upland areas on the edges.
Nicely composed pattern image with great details and pleasing colors.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-05 9:12]

Great macro Horia, it does a very fine pattern with all those beautiful textures and colors. Super sharp with great details ! Well done,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-05 12:48]

Hello Horia

Wonderful POV and DOF.
The focus is spot on with sharp detail.
The textures show well.
The colours are vibrant and bold.
The crop is well done,and the shot is very artistic.


bien vu cette image,bonne réussite de l'ombre, bon rendu, clair et nette
bravo, il fallait y penser
merci a toi

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-11-07 3:46]

Hi Horia,
Beautiful detail. I liked the colors and the texture a lot. Focus, sharpness, and composition are very good. Well done and TFS
Best wishes

Hi Horia
I see the photo of river estuary taken from the airplane. That was my first impression and it was before I read your note. Nicely composed very interesting and aesthetic photo
Very good job

Hello Horia,
Great title/theme and open "invitation".
I'm sorry, my Pink Floyd days were kind of a blur, don't recall the video you speak of..and I'm at a loss to offer any imaginative take on this right now, hey it's 5:00 AM :)
Anyway, very good detail, texture, color, and..the possibilities are endless ;}
Well done & have a great weekend!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-11-24 10:11]

Hello Horia,
Extremely interesting capture, amazing details and great colors. This is a very artisticimage thanks for sharing.

Hello Horia,

Thanks very much! Now I'm gonna spend hours looking at this picture trying to "use my imagination" ;-)
I'm rubbish at things like that ;-) Let say it's a row of flat spotted dark green caterpillars. Told you I was bad!

It is a very "good shot" though ;-)



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